05 May 2017
These watches coming from his family illustrate the diversity of techniques used by this major figure of Art Deco. Jean Dunand worked the metal, hammering and engraving it with extreme precision using some 3,000 tools, often some he made especially for the task. From the 1920s, lacquer became his preferred material. “Since it was impossible to obtain one that was white, he broke up eggshells into tiny pieces that he positioned edge to edge and then covered them with transparent lacquer,” explains Sabrina Dolla, Art Deco specialist at Artcurial. The cracked and mottled effect obtained is incredibly refined.
Artcurial Art Deco auction – May 23rd, 2017
In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…
Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!
I was so surprised by the extreme lightness of this Tabayer bracelet – to the point of wondering if it was really gold at all.
As the central element of this collection, links even become a garment in their own right when Roustaing turns them into an ultra-sexy top.
Too big, too fragile, too disturbing, too bulky, too outrageous, too eccentric, too over-the-top… just too much. That’s what you’ll say when you...
In Renard Bijoux, you get a sense of authenticity, rurality, the emotions generated by the tiny details of everyday life, and of work done by hand.